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Supreme Court to Hear Case on Partisan Redistricting

The US Supreme Court will evaluate whether gerrymandered election maps drawn to give a political party an unfair advantage are unconstitutional, which could result in a fundamental change to the way American elections are conducted. In 2014 and 2016, Republicans extended their statehouse advantage to 63 and then 64 seats even though the statewide vote remained almost tied. Republicans appealed that decision , landing it before the Supreme Court. Read More

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Hundreds leave Mosul as Iraqi Army struggles to retake city

Thousands of civilians have fled the Old City of Mosul since Iraqi forces launched their most perilous assault yet against the Islamic State group. She was working on a story with her French colleague Stephan Villeneuve, 48, and Iraqi Kurdish reporter Bakhtiyar Addad, 41 when the land mine exploded on Monday, killing Villeneuve and Addad nearly immediately. Read More

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UK fire safety crisis expands; Hundreds evacuated in London

Battling to save her position after losing her majority in a June 8 election, May has promised to do everything she can to protect those residents who survived the fire and to improve the quality and safety of public housing in Britain. "But this is just creating chaos and pandemonium", he said. Carl McDowell, 31, said he took one look at the inflatable beds offered on the floor of the leisure centre and went back to his own apartment. Read More

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GOP senators now oppose health care bill as written

GOP senators now oppose health care bill as written

Much of the architecture of the House's American Health Care Act has been left intact. If you are younger and don't get your insurance through your employer, your insurance will be cheaper. He said "small tweaks" during the upcoming debate "cannot change the fundamental meanness at the core of this legislation". However, sicker and older Americans would pay higher average premiums than under the Affordable Care Act. Read More

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Trump says Comey-Mueller friendship 'bothersome'

Trump says Comey-Mueller friendship 'bothersome'

With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I have no idea... You said you didn't tape James Comey . Mr Comey has suggested that the tweet prompted him to ask an associate to release damaging information to The New York Times . Former FBI director James Comey succeeded in his attempt to have a special counsel appointed to investigate potential ties between Russian Federation and US President Donald Trump's 2016 ... Read More

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Office of profit: EC rejects AAP's plea

Office of profit: EC rejects AAP's plea

The Election Commission concluded that the 21 AAP legislators were appointed Parliamentary Secretaries, hence become accused in the "office of profit" case. The leader of the opposition in the assembly, Vijender Gupta, asserted that "the verdict needs to be delivered as early as possible since the AAP MLAs concerned are still enjoying benefits and powers and the public is unhappy with this state of affairs". Read More

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BJP led Maharashtra government announces Rs 34000 crore farm loan waiver

BJP led Maharashtra government announces Rs 34000 crore farm loan waiver

This will help 40 lakh farmers in the state to become debt free. The State Government has set June 30, 2016 as a cut-off date for loan waiver scheme. In 2008, the CM said, the Central government had declared a Rs7,871.68 crore waiver which had benefited 37.83 lakh farmers. READ: Maharashtra farm loan waiver: Bad economics or good politics? We have informed Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and key opposition leaders about it. Read More

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Russia's Putin: Top goal for journalists is 'do not offend'

Russia's Putin: Top goal for journalists is 'do not offend'

The bombs are able to retaliate against future Russian cyber attacks, the Washington Post reports . To me, in other words, the question is, if he had the information, why didn't he do something about it? Meanwhile, in a tweet , posted nearly 30 minutes after the above-mentioned tweets, Trump reiterated his statement, that is, to make United States "great" again. Read More

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1 jawan dead, 2 injured as militants attack CRPF vehicle

1 jawan dead, 2 injured as militants attack CRPF vehicle

After carrying out the attack, the terrorists whose number is stated to be between three and four, rushed into the nearby Delhi Public School building and are said to be hiding there, said the police official. This is the second major strike by the terrorists in the same Pantha Chowk area connecting South Kashmir districts with Srinagar city. As per the early reports, a civilian too got injured in the incident. Read More

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Capitol Hill Police Drag Disabled Protesters Out Of Wheelchairs

Capitol Hill Police Drag Disabled Protesters Out Of Wheelchairs

Senate Republicans are holding a private meeting to hear from leaders about their long-awaited plan for eliminating much of President Barack Obama's health law. I hope Mitch McConnell listened to what the demonstrators had to say outside his office today. Like the House bill, the Senate measure would make big changes to Medicaid that in effect would reduce federal spending on the program. Read More

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Should Democrats be anxious about their losing streak?

Should Democrats be anxious about their losing streak?

The loss in Georgia followed similar disappointments in special House elections in Kansas and Montana, as well as in South Carolina Tuesday night. I am a strategic, politically astute leader. "Whether she's a leader or not is up for the (Democratic) caucus to decide", Moulton said. Her supporters aggressively linked Ossoff to Pelosi and "San Francisco values", even ticking off Muni with an ad featuring a digitally altered cable vehicle. Read More

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Rep. Steve Scalise moved out of intensive care unit

Steve Scalise , the House majority whip. According to a release from MedStar Washington Hospital Center , Scalise was transferred out of the ICU on Thursday. On a piece of paper, he had written the names of six members of Congress, but Slater said it didn't seem like a hit list . GJELTEN: FBI agent Timothy Slater said we don't know his intended targets. Read More

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Backed Syrian forces close in on Raqqa from south

The incident took place after a series of clashes between pro-regime troops and the US-backed anti-ISIS group, the Syrian Democratic Forces , near the SDF-held town of Ja'Din, just south of Tabqah, Syria . Tensions escalated on Sunday as the US Army brought down the jet near Raqqa and Iran launched missiles at IS targets in eastern Syria - the first time each state has carried out such actions in the multi-sided Syrian war. Read More

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Ivanka Trump ordered to testify in dispute with shoe company

Ivanka Trump ordered to testify in dispute with shoe company

The Aquazzara company is seeking unspecified damages. Ivanka Trump who employs a number of factories in China for making shoes for her line has already been involved in a scandal related to her business. The shoes produced by Aquazzura cost more than $780, while Ivanka's shoes are being sold for a much lower price - $150. The company sued President Donald Trump's daughter a year ago, saying her "Hettie" shoe was a knockoff of Aquazzura's "Wild Thing Shoe". Read More

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Some House Democrats mull over how to oust Pelosi as leader

Tim Ryan , D-Ohio, who was unsuccessful a year ago in trying to unseat Pelosi . "Ossoff's problem is that he didn't win the first round", Brian Fallon, senior adviser to Priorities USA, a Democratic super PAC, said in an interview. Pelosi said that would be fine with her. "There are plenty of people who have qualms with Trump on one level or another, but are totally willing to stick with him because the Democratic option is just too far left", Todd said. Read More

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Hundreds face housing chaos as tower blocks evacuated over cladding fears

Hundreds face housing chaos as tower blocks evacuated over cladding fears

Residents of a block of flats in east London have been evacuated from the building where the fire broke out. He stressed that buildings which are found to have unsafe cladding may not necessarily have to be evacuated. British Prime Minister Theresa May says the government is supporting local authorities in London to make sure residents evacuated from four public housing blocks due to fire safety concerns will have somewhere to stay. Read More

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Eid Al Fitr on Sunday

Muslims are very much joyful to celebrate Ramadan 2017, but everyone is in a dilemma When is Eid 2017? People start their day early by chanting Salat ul-Fajr (the daily prayers). The clerics told they received as many as 56 testimonies of sighting the moon from all over the province. Saudi Arabia , Qatar , Malaysia , Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates have announced an end to this year's Ramadan Fast, according to Aljazeera. Read More

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China stands firm on North Korea

China stands firm on North Korea

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis were hosting Chinese foreign policy chief Yang Jiechi and General Fang Fenghui, the chief of the People's Liberation Army's joint staff department. While the staging of two-plus-two meetings is fairly common between U.S. secretaries of state and defence and their counterparts among Western allies, observers noted that this is the first time Beijing has agreed to have this kind of in-depth, usually issues-driven talks with ... Read More

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Authorities: Texas mom left 2 kids in hot car as punishment

Authorities: Texas mom left 2 kids in hot car as punishment

The incident transpired on Friday, May 26th, when the dead bodies of 2-year-old Juliet and 16-month-old Cavanaugh were discovered in a locked vehicle parked in the driveway of her home outside of Fort Worth . A bond had not been set and it wasn't immediately clear whether she retained an attorney, NBC Dallas-Fort Worth reported . Of those, three have been in North Texas, including the two Friday in Parker County. Read More

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Help resort celebrate Armed Forces Day

Help resort celebrate Armed Forces Day

Today is the second day of the Sunderland Armed Forces weekend, and after yesterdays concert, it has some competition. "Veterans and their families are a significant asset to businesses and the recently set-up Strategic Group will focus efforts on boosting their career opportunities once they leave the Armed Forces". Read More

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Dennis Rodman Thinks He Helped Broker Otto Warmbier's Release

Dennis Rodman Thinks He Helped Broker Otto Warmbier's Release

Doctors who examined Warmbier upon his arrival in the US described his condition as a state of "unresponsive wakefulness", and indicated he suffered a "severe neurological injury" of unknown cause. "Why the USA government which claims to care about the welfare of its citizens had not even once made an official request for the release of Warmbier on humanitarian basis during the Obama administration?" the statement said. Read More

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72 firefighters tackle blaze at block of flats in London

Police and fire services attempted to evacuate the concrete block and said "a number of people are being treated for a range of injuries", including at least two for smoke inhalation. Labour MP for Bethnal Green and Bow, Rushanara Ali, said residents were anxious "given what happened in Grenfell Tower". The fire brigade received almost 50 calls about the blaze. Read More

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Q4 Sentiment Kohls Corp (NYSE:KSS)

The volatility change in the previous week has observed by 3.04% and experienced of 3.53% change in the last month. The Integre Asset Management Llc holds 170,208 shares with $3.53 million value, up from 114,948 last quarter. Vetr lowered Kohl's Corporation from a buy rating to a hold rating and set a $42.50 price objective on the stock.in a report on Tuesday, February 21st. Read More

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Health Care gains in danger!!

No Republican senators definitively said they would vote against the bill , instead focusing attention on the provisions that would need to be changed to earn their vote. Lynch said the shift in Medicaid funding - from 50-50 state and federal funding to roughly 70 percent funded by states - will be particularly devastating to states that took advantage of Obamacare's Medicaid expansion in recent years, including MA, saying: "Medicaid expansion, that'll kill MA". Read More

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